I wonder why anyone would take his or her phone for a shower but I guess this is for some of the forgetful folks out there. Or to spare the prudent parent who just realised that his or her kid just decided to wash his or her phone by dunking it into a bowl of water.
Well, Fear Not. For here is Sony to the rescue.
Sony has just unveiled a bath-friendly smartphone that can be used in the shower or bath without the risk of damage. This was revealed at the ongoing CES 2013.
The Xperia Z can also record HDR (high dynamic range) video, a facility borrowed from its camera division.
|Sony Xperia Z|
"If you want to want to sit in the bath and watch an HD movie this is the device for you," Sony Mobile executive Steve Walker told the BBC.
"You can take it in the shower if you want, or more usefully if you get it dirty you can wash it under the tap."
He added that about one in 10 people had dropped their phone down a toilet at some point, something this would protect against.
The trade-off is that handset's various ports, including the one for its headphones, all feature protective plastic covers that must be unclipped before they can be accessed.